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EPRUMA publishes new best-practice guidance for the use of vaccines in animals

April 23, 2019

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Brussels, 23 April 2019: The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) has launched a new publication entitled: EPRUMA best-practice framework for the use of vaccines in animals. Veterinary vaccination plays a key role in protecting animal and public health, as an integral part of overall One Health plans against infectious diseases. The lack of knowledge on the effects of animal vaccination on public health and a growing hesitancy over vaccine use reinforce the need for greater awareness on the benefits of animal vaccination and their proper use.

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EPRUMA on European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018: #KeepAntibioticsWorking

November 14, 2018

Brussels, 14 November 2018: EPRUMA partners recognise that animals, humans and the environment are interconnected. Healthy animals contribute to healthier people and EPRUMA partners are committed to make this happen. 

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EPRUMA publishes new best-practice guidance for anthelmintic use in food-producing animals

November 06, 2018

Brussels, 6 November 2018: The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) has launched a new publication entitled: EPRUMA best-practice framework on the use of anthelmintics in food-producing animals. Anthelmintic resistance predominantly affects sheep, goats, cattle and horses and has serious implications on animal health and wellbeing, and subsequently on productivity of livestock. With this brochure EPRUMA promotes coordinated efforts of all involved stakeholders.

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EPRUMA calls for a EU One-Health approach to vaccines

March 15, 2018

EPRUMA welcomes DG SANTE’s initiative to strengthen EU citizens’ awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and notices that the current public consultation on ‘Strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases’ does not cover vaccination in veterinary medicine, an essential element of a One Health approach.

We call on the EU institutions

  • to support research and innovation for veterinary vaccines
  • to increase their availability in all Member States for all species, including minor ones, and
  • to increase public awareness of the benefits of animal vaccination as part of a One Health strategy.
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